26TH ANNUAL US OPEN ON TAP FOR THIS WEEKEND
AT LANCASTER SPEEDWAY
OVER $60,000 IN PURSE MONEY & PRIZES; OVER 100 CARS
New York’s racing finale is right around the corner and final
preparations are being put in place for this weekend’s 26th annual
US Open at Lancaster Speedway.
Short Track Management (STM) is promoting this year’s edition of the
US Open, which is one of the biggest short track racing events in
the Northeastern United States. Over 100 cars have already
preregistered for the event with over 150 cars expected to compete
across nine divisions.
Over $60,000 in cash and contingency awards will be on the table for
the race teams competing this weekend. The Tommy Druar/Tony
Jankowiak Memorial 125 for the Race of Champions Modified Tour has a
purse of over $21,000, including $4000 to the race winner.
Five-time US Open winner, Chuck Hossfeld, comes in to the event on a
hot streak. Hossfeld has won the last two RoC Tour events including
last weekend’s prestigious Race of Champions 200 at the Oswego
Speedway. The Hotshoe will be looking to add to his points lead in
the RoC Tour as well.
The US Open weekend kicks off on Friday, September 19 with a
practice session open to all divisions. Pit gates will open at 4 PM
on Friday with practice beginning at 6 PM. Immediately after
practice there will be a US Open Kickoff Party in the main concourse
of the speedway. Grandstand admission is free for practice on
The pit gates will open at 1 PM on Saturday, September 20 with
practice beginning at 3 PM for the divisions competing that night.
The Legends, 4-Cylinders, Street Stock and Sportsman will all run
heats and features on Saturday. The Late Models will also run their
heat races on Saturday. Grandstand gates will open at 3 PM with
racing beginning at 4:45 PM.
Following the conclusion of the Sportsman feature there will be a
gigantic fireworks display by Gibson including a special tribute to
Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak.
On Sunday, September 21 the pit gates will open at 9:30 AM with
practice beginning at 10:30. Racing will start at 12:15 PM with
heats and features for the TQ Midgets, Super Stocks and Race of
Champions Modified Tour. The Late Models will also run their feature
One other highlight of the weekend is the “Food Truck Village” that
will be set up for food vendors across Western New York to come and
sell their tasty treats and delicious eats to fans, drivers and
crews during the three-day event. Fans and racers will be able to
vote during US Open weekend on their favorite food truck vendor. The
most popular vendor will receive $500 and earn the title of “King of
For more information log on to
www.lancasterusopen.com or call (336) 793-8465. Like the US
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Source: Dave Buchanan / Lancaster US Open